HER CLEAR, PIERCING, COLORATURA VIRTUOSITY STOLE EVERY SCENE. Even when belting high Bs or navigating challenging vocal runs, she maintaing a CAPTIVATING AND CLEAR DECLARATION...PEERLESS SINGING WITH CONSISTENTLY COMPREHENISIBLE ARTICULATION. KAPLAN'S FULLNESS AND TONE provided essential parts to the story's climax. Had one word become incomprehensible amidst her GARGANTUAN SINGING then the realization of Emily Webb would have collapsed, but not once did she impede narrative intelligibility."
BOSTON MUSIC INTELLIGENCER | Our Town 2022
Kira Kaplan is an exciting young coloratura soprano who truly feels alive on the stage. She was most recently seen as the First Place winner of the 2022 Camille Coloratura Awards, as the North Carolina District winner and Regional Finalist of the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, and as Finalist and William W. Watkins Award winner in the prestigious Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition in May 2022.
As a young artist with the Boston Opera Institute, this fall she will star as Emily Webb in the BU Fringe Festival production of Ned Rorem's Our Town and in Spring 2023 in the title role of Alcina (Handel). As a principal soloist and young artist, Ms. Kaplan has sung with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, the Villa Negra Opera Festival, the Bethesda Summer Music Festival, and as a soloist in Symphony Hall.